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PASSING OF SEAMEN'S BILL WOULD OUST A
CERTAIN BRAND OF SLAVERY
THE DAY BOOK
An Aciless Daily Newspaper,
N. D. Cochran,
Editor, and Publisher.
500 South Peoria St
Tel. Monroe 353.
By Mail, 50 Cents a Month.
VOL. 3, NO. 38
Chicago, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 1913
RELATION OF WflL RANDOLPH HEARST
TO PROFS. CRANE AND MILTON
How the Fake Clairvoyants Built Up Business by Advert
tising for Victims in Hearst's Chicago Examiner
A Suggestion' for J Brisbane. ' '
BY N. D. COCHRAN . :
For days the newspapers have beep printing the stories of women who
have been robbed by so-called clairvoyants. The 'testimony of various
women in the trial of James Ryan, alias "Prof. Charles T. Crane," and
Barney Bertsche, bpth, charged with operating a confidence game through
the medium of clairvoyants, showed how these .rpbbejte played upon the
credulity and superstition of. women until they separated them from thou
sands of dollars.
Some people who read these stories may'have wondered how the rob-
Some light was thrown on this phase of the clairvoyant game when
an advertising solicitor ior tne unicago rcxarmner tesunea. Jtiis name is
John M. Glendening. He testified that sometimes James Ryan, and at other
times his brother Frank-Ryan, contracted for and paid him for advertise
ments in the Examiner, telling of the wbnderful abilities of "Prof. Crane"
and "Prof. Milton."
"I have known Jimmy Ryan for about a year and a half," said the ad
vertising solicitor of Hearst's Chicago Examiner. "I have 'known his
brother Frank for fifteen years. I took advertising from both of them, one
under the name of 'Prof. Milton' and the other under the name of 'Prof.